New 2018 Mission Presidents Called to Africa, Australia, Spain, and More
The following new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July of 2018. Biographies of each mission presidency couple will be published throughout 2018 on news.lds.org.
Nigeria Ibadan Mission
Patrick Appianti-Sarpong, 32, and Elizabeth Ohene Appianti-Sarpong, two children, Tema 3rd Ward, Tema Ghana Stake: Nigeria Ibadan Mission (new). Brother Appianti-Sarpong serves as a bishop and is a former bishopric counselor, stake Young Men presidency counselor, ward Young Men president, seminary teacher, and missionary in the Nigeria Lagos Mission. Born in Accra, Ghana, to Yaw Appianti-Sarpong and Grace Osei.
Sister Appianti-Sarpong serves as a ward Primary presidency counselor and is a former ward Relief Society presidency counselor, Relief Society teacher, and Sunday School teacher. Born in Accra, Ghana, to Joseph Ohene and Lucy Boateng.
Australia Perth Mission
Paul Richard Bennallack, 57, and Andrea Kay Leach Bennallack, six children, Takapuna Ward, Auckland New Zealand Harbour Stake: Australia Perth Mission, succeeding President Walter S. Fife and Sister Dana L. Fife. Brother Bennallack serves as a stake institute supervisor and stake young single adult adviser and is a former stake presidency counselor, bishop, high councilor, ward mission leader, and missionary in the New Zealand Wellington Mission. Born in Bendigo, Australia, to Frank John Bennallack and Leonie Schenck.
Sister Bennallack also serves as a stake institute supervisor and stake young single adult adviser and is a former stake Relief Society president; ward Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society president; and temple ordinance worker. Born in Adelaide, Australia, to Kenneth Ross Leach and Gloria Marie Leach.
Spain Madrid Mission
Philip Kevin Bussey, 61, and Cathy Hafen Bussey, three children, Duthie Hill Ward, Bellevue Washington Stake: Spain Madrid Mission, succeeding President Kevin B. Pack and Sister Cindy A. Pack. Brother Bussey serves as a seminary teacher and temple sealer and is a former Area Seventy, stake president, bishop, stake Young Men president, multistake public affairs director, stake mission president, and missionary in the Argentina Cordoba Mission. Born in Porterville, California, to John Warren Bussey and Anne Edith Rogers.
Sister Bussey serves as a seminary teacher and is a former ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president and presidency counselor, nursery leader, and Primary teacher. Born in Mount Pleasant, Utah, to David Larsen Hafen and Carolyn Blain Hafen.
Spain Barcelona Mission
Craig David Galli, 59, and Laurel Evans Galli, four children, Garden Park Ward, Salt Lake Bonneville Stake: Spain Barcelona Mission, succeeding President Merril T. Dayton and Sister Debbie Forrest Dayton. Brother Galli serves as a Sunday School teacher and is a former bishop, bishopric counselor, welfare service missionary, high councilor, ward Young Men president, and missionary in the Spain Seville Mission. Born in Reno, Nevada, to Peter Galli and Dorothy Bastian.
Sister Galli is a former stake and ward Young Women president and ward Relief Society president. Born in Salt Lake City to Wayne Cannon Evans and Vella Sidney Neil Evans.
Brazil Porto Alegre North Mission
Dee Lon Jones, 58, and Bonnie Coltrin Jones, seven children, Lake Creek 1st Ward, Heber City Utah East Stake: Brazil Porto Alegre North Mission, succeeding President José V. Campos and Sister Vera L. Campos. Brother Jones serves as a YSA stake presidency counselor and is a former bishop, stake presidency counselor, high councilor, ward Young Men president, ward mission leader, and missionary in the Brazil Recife Mission. Born in Burley, Idaho, to Gary Dee Jones and Bertha Priest Giles.
Sister Jones serves as Primary activity days leader and is a former stake Young Women president, ward Relief Society and Primary president, and ward Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary presidency counselor. Born in Homestead, Florida, to Horace Ether Coltrin and Olea Jean Coltrin.
Perú Trujillo South Mission
Armando Alonso Rebaza Atanacio, 38, and Jessica Ivone Cuba de Rebaza, three children, La Molina Ward, Lima Perú La Molina Stake: Perú Trujillo South Mission, succeeding President Manuel Rios Alejandro and Sister Beatriz Huamani de Rios. Brother Rebaza serves as a stake presidency counselor and is a former bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor, and missionary in the Colombia Cali Mission. Born in Arequipa, Perú, to Elias Alberto Luciano Rebaza Rado and Adalzahinda Maria de Rebaza Atanacio.
Sister Rebaza serves as ward Relief Society president and is a former stake Primary presidency counselor, ward Young Women presidency counselor, and ward Primary presidency counselor. Born in Lima, Perú, to Carlos Alfredo Cuba Quintana and Maria Elvira Catalina de Cuba Vallejo.
Brazil Porto Alegre South Mission
Fernando da Silva e Souza, 52, and Miriam Maria Hoffman e Souza, two children, Praia Grande Ward, Praia Grande Brazil Stake: Brazil Porto Alegre South Mission, succeeding President Rogério G. R. Cruz and Sister Dejane Valença Cruz. Brother Souza serves as a high councilor and temple ordinance worker and is a former stake president, stake presidency counselor, bishop, and missionary in the Brazil Recife Mission. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, to Rivaldo da Rocha Souza and Therezinha Pereira da Silva.
Sister Souza serves as a temple ordinance worker and stake Young Women president and is a former ward Relief Society and Primary president, stake Primary president, and missionary in the Brazil Brasília Mission. Born in Santo André, Brazil, to Osni Dionisio Hoffmann and Lorena Bernadethe Thiesen.
Utah Orem Mission
Gordon LeRoy Treadway, 51, and Kristi Elizabeth Treadway, three children, Morgan Hill Ward, Temecula California Stake: Utah Orem Mission, succeeding President Chris D. Killpack and Sister Shelby W. Killpack. Brother Treadway is a former stake president, bishop, ward and branch Young Men president, elders quorum president, and missionary in the Washington Seattle Mission. Born in Salt Lake City to LeRoy Edward Treadway and Donna Marie Scott Crews.
Sister Treadway serves as a Sunday School teacher and is a former ward Relief Society and Young Women president, ward Primary presidency counselor, and seminary teacher. Born in Modesto, California, to Richard Erler and Terryl Elaine Tedesco.